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Diana

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Well the 20x1 needles are to short so I am back to the Davis long needle... I can fight out 3-4 stitches then my top thread breaks??? I am not giving up...
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When I have this problem, it is usually because I have threaded right to left (or
left to right).  I’m sure you have checked your threading diagram but sometimes 
it is difficult to see which way it goes into the eye of the needle.

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Jeanette Frantz

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Well the 20x1 needles are to short so I am back to the Davis long needle... I can fight out 3-4 stitches then my top thread breaks??? I am not giving up...


Diana, your thread doesn't show what you're trying to get  to sew.  The problem with the top thread breaking sounds more like tension, but then, I'm not a great expert!  I bought a machine for my cousin that required a Davis Long needle, it was a Minnesota Model A (manufactured about 1906, or a few years afterward, I can't be sure!

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Diana

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Yes that’s why I have them for my Minnesota A but it’s the only needle I can get to bring up bobbin thread or make a stitch
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